An original program to learn French while discovering oenology and French wines of the South West together with a wine expert from Toulouse.
A unique experience to develop your French language skills, discover and learn to recognize the wines and vintages of France and the South West through wine tasting and food and wine pairing and enjoy sociable moments with French people.
This French & Oenology course is available all year round in our French language school in Toulouse.
The French & Oenology Course comprises 26 group lessons per week, 45 minutes each.
It consists of the Intensive Course in General French 23 group lessons a week of 45 minutes each, every morning from 9.15am to 1pm every morning and 1 oenology workshop one evening a week (3 lessons of 45 minutes each in small groups).
This formula combines French classes in our French language school with wine tasting workshops of French und in particular South West wines on a wine domain with an expert.
- 1 Intensive course in general French
Improve all French language skills (oral and written production, oral and written comprehension), widen your knowledge of vocabulary and correct French grammar.
- 1 Workshop in French wine tasting
Learn to taste French wines of the South West and, guided by a wine expert, describe the felt qualities and aspects. Enlarge your practical vocabulary related to wine, senses and feelings and refine your knowledge of the French vintages. Better understand the fundamental principles of the food and wine pairing and share experiences with French people in a sociable way.
The French wine tasting workshops last between 2 to 2 ½ hours depending on the topic which changes every week.
Examples of topics:
- Introduction / Basic principles of wine tasting
- Wine tasting introduction to French Red Wine
- Wine tasting introduction to French White Wine
- French wine tasting by great wine regions:
- Tasting of French wines of the South-West.
- Tasting of wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon.
- Tasting Bordeaux wines.
- Tasting wines of the Rhone region.
- Tasting Burgundy wines.
- Champagne and French sparkling wines
- Harmony Food and Wine
- Harmony Wine and Cheese
- Harmony Food and Whisky
- Tasting of hard liquors
- Rum vs. Armagnac and Cognac
Common European Framework of Reference for languages
The course contents are defined in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
Please refer to the Program contents by level : Click here
- Basic User
A1 (Breakthrough - Beginner) and A2 (Waystage - Elementary)
- Independent User
B1(Threshold - Intermediate 1) and B2 (Vantage - Intermediate 2)
- Proficient User
C1 (Effective operational proficiency) and C2 (Mastery)
- Assessment procedures throughout your language training: initial assessment (written test), ongoing evaluation (regular follow-up of progress during class activities + monthly assessment of linguistic skills) and final assessment (final exam + certificate for language skills for a minimum of 3 weeks training)
- A certificate of participation in the French language courses and of French language knowledge
- A French language resource centre with a multimedia lab offering a lending library (DVDs, books, audio books, language handbooks, topical books, newspapers…), and supervised or free self-learning activities
- A student room with free Internet access and Wifi, open Mondays to Fridays from 13pm to 6pm.
- Information service for Official French Exams: a person in charge of the Exams DELF/DALF/TCF will be pleased to answer all the questions you may have, not only concerning the official French tests and diplomas but also the exam preparation courses run by Langue Onze Toulouse. The person will also help you to apply for the DELF/DALF/TCF exams in one of the examination centers in Toulouse.
Langue Onze Toulouse is an official examination center for the DELF/DALF/TCF exams.